Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scopes of ELLS include, but are not limited to, the following topics: literature written in the English language, English linguistics, translation studies and related areas.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2015 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2014 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2013 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2012 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2011 Semiannual, published in June and December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



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English Language and Literature Studies   ISSN 1925-4768 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4776 (Online)

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